Teaching

Here you find an overview of available courses (Lectures, Seminars and Exercises) of the Quantum Group, Faculty of Physics.

Due to the current Covid-19-situation, some of the courses will be held online.
Further information about the teaching-modes of the University of Vienna can be found here.


BACHELOR Courses (Wintersemester 2020/21):

Lecture

Classical and Quantum Optics (260100)

Lecturer(s): Markus Aspelmeyer

The aim of the course is to obtain an understanding of the classical and quantum properties of light. The course will provide an introduction into the experimental foundations of quantum optics, the key experiments and the basic theoretical principles. Standard lecture format with mixed blackboard/Powerpoint presentation.

When: 
Tuesday, 14:30 - 15:45
Wednesday, 16:00 - 17:00

Where: hybrid: Seminarraum A, Währinger Straße 17, 2nd floor (1090 Vienna) & online

ECTS-Credits: 4.00

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Laboratory

Classical and Quantum Optics (260036)

Lecturer(s): Philip Walther, Uros Delic, Yaakov Fein, Oliver H. Heckl, Manuel Reisenbauer, Michael Trupke

Characterization of optical elements – experimental statistics of various states of light – experimental characterization of the quantum nature of light – quantum randomness – polarization states – observation of wave properties as well as particle behavior – interaction-free measurements – coherence length – laser and optical cavities or alternatively atom spectroscopy. The insights and content of this course will be made accessible via experiments. Each experimental group has a limit of up to 4 students and will require 1 week of full-time work.

When: Monday, 30th of November, 11:00

Where: online

ECTS-Credits: 7.00

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Lecture

Quantum Information (260085)

Lecturer(s): Borivoje Dakic

Topics will include: Geometry of the set of quantum states, general quantum measurements and operations and their representation, quantum entanglement, separability criteria, Bell's theorem, multipartite entanglement, elements of quantum communcation (quantum teleportation, dense coding etc.), quantum gates and elements of quantum computing (Deutsch-Josza, Grover algoritm etc.)

When: 
Friday, 12:00 - 13:00
Tuesday, 11:00 - 12:15

Where:
Friday:
Ernst-Mach-HS, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2nd floor (1090 Vienna)
Tuesday: Ludwig-Boltzmann-HS, Boltzmanngasse 5, ground floor (1090 Vienna)

ECTS-Credits: 4.00

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MASTER Courses (Wintersemester 2020/21):

NOTE: ALL MASTER-COURSES CAN BE USED FOR PHD-STUDIES AND VICE VERSA.

Lecture

Experiments in Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (260075)

Lecturer(s): Markus Arndt, Philip Walther

You will obtain a structured introduction to concepts of modern quantum optics and quantum information processing. Quantum Optics a vast field of research, to broad to be covered in half a lecture. Here we will focus on the interaction of light and matter to prepare quantum states of matter and on the quantized nature of light in the interaction with matter. Quantum Information is an a rapidly growing field of research. Here we will focus on elementary concepts and algorithms as well as photon-based quantum information processing and experimental realizations.

When: 
Monday, 16:00 - 17:30
Wednesday, 12:30 - 14:00

Where: online

ECTS-Credits: 6.00

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Seminar

Entanglement beyond qubits and the foundation of thermodynamics (260101)

Lecturer(s): Marcus Huber

The goal is the in-depth study of concurrent research in quantum information with a focus on high-dimensional and multipartite entanglement, theoretical and experimental aspects of entanglement detection and certification, as well as recent developments in quantum thermodynamics. Invited talks from external experts are interspersed with student talks to recent developments in the field.

When:

Monday, 14:00 - 15:30

Where:

Boltzmanngasse 3, online participation here

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Seminar

New Trends in Coherent Control of Matter (260109)

Lecturer(s): Markus Arndt, Thomas Juffmann

We will review modern experiments on coherent control of electrons, neutrons, atoms, molecules and nanoparticles.

When: Monday, 9:00 - 10:30

Where: online

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Lecture+Exercise (VU)

Foundations of mesoscopic engines - from classical to quantum (260070)

Lecturer(s): Thomas Nikolai Kiesel, Mario Arnolfo Ciampini

On the mesoscopic level, thermodynamic engines need to operate in a completely different regime than their well-known macroscopic counterparts. Investigating these new concepts is part of the broader field of stochastic and quantum thermodynamics. The goal of this course is to provide the underlying principles of this field. It will enable you to understand some of its open questions and current literature. The course will put an emphasis on connecting the theoretical concepts with state-of-the-art experiments.

When:

Tuesday, 10:30 - 12:00
Friday, 13:00 - 13:45

Where: Kurt-Gödel-HS, Boltzmanngasse 5, ground floor (1090 Vienna)

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Laboratory

Quantum Optics (260211)

Lecturer(s): Philip Walther, Mario Arnolfo Ciampini, Uros Delic, Yaakov Fein, Aisling Johnson, Manuel Reisenbauer, Lee Arthur Rozema, Michael Trupke

Setup of a source for entangled photon pairs – Violation of Bell’s inequality – non-classical two-photon interference (Hong-Ou-Mandel effect) – Encoding of quantum information – optical quantum computer gates – sources and detectors for molecular optics – experimental molecule interference – Experiments using Nitrogen-Vacancies in diamond or, alternatively radiation pressure experiments. The insights and content of this course will be made accessible via experiments. Experiments are done in groups of 2 students and require 2 weeks of full-time work.

When: Monday, 30th of November, 11:30

Where: online

ECTS-Credits: 10.00

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Lecture

Quantum Information, Quantum Computing, and Quantum Algorithms (250120)

Lecturer(s): Norbert Schuch

Quantum Information Theory is concerned with how we can process information and perform computations in a world which is governed by the laws of quantum mechanics, like the world we live in. The lecture will provide an in-depth introduction to the field of Quantum Information Theory, with a special focus on Quantum Computing and Quantum Algorithms, taught from a mathematical perspective. In particular, no prior knowledge of quantum mechanics or any other physics will be required; solid foundations in linear algebra will be both necessary and sufficient to attend the lecture. The focus of the lecture will be on the underlying concepts and the key mathematical questions of Quantum Information and Computation, but depending on the interest, a birds-eye view on the main challenges and approaches towards building a real quantum computer can be included.

When: 
Monday, 13:30 - 15:00
Tuesday, 11:00 - 12:30

Where: online

ECTS-Credits: 6.00

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Seminar

Foundations of modern quantum physics (260065)

Lecturer(s): Markus Aspelmeyer, Caslav Brukner, Borivoje Dakic, Markus Müller

Focus: Theory of quantum structure and geometry of space, time and matter Kochen-Specker theorem, Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox, Bell inequalities, EPR-Bell like experiments Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger experiment informationtheory neutron and atom interferometry, atom and molecule optics, double-slit experiments, interference in micro- to macrosystems, nano-oscillators.

When: Thursday, 13:00 - 16:00

Where: Seminarraum Physik, Sensengasse 8, ground floor (1090 Vienna)

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Proseminar

Quantum Information, Quantum Computing, and Quantum Algorithms (250122)

Lecturer(s): Norbert Schuch

This course offers tutorials and exercises for the associated lecture 250120.

When: Tuesday, 14:00 - 15:30

Where: online

ECTS-Credits: 4.00

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Lecture+Exercise (VU)

Quantum Information Theory - Geometry & Quantum Entanglement (260799)

Lecturer(s): Beatrix Hiesmayr

This event gives an introduction to quantum information theory mainly from the theoretical point of view but with relations to experimental feasibility. Any formidable Quantum Computer will take advantage of superposition and entanglement which are the focus of the course. In detail, you will learn about geometrical representations of the state space of two-level systems (qubits) and higher-level systems (qutrits/qudits) and systems containing more than two particles; about classification and detection of entanglement in bipartite and multipartite systems; what different kinds of information quantum systems offer compared to classical systems; about a magic state space allowing to understand applications of quantum information theory such as Bell inequalities, distillation or teleportation or quantum algorithms, you will learn about how to address detection of entanglement via powerful frameworks and their experimentally feasibility for bipartite and multipartite systems. All this are key ingredients for quantum computing and quantum machine learning which will be also discussed. Method: lectures, problem solving problems within the class and for homework. Depending on the wish of the students it will be either in English or German.

When: Monday, 8:30 - 10:45

Where: Ernst-Mach-HS, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2nd floor (1090 Vienna)

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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PHD Courses (Wintersemester 2020/21):

NOTE: ALL MASTER-COURSES CAN BE USED FOR PHD-STUDIES AND VICE VERSA.

Seminar

Foundations of Quantum Physics (520018)

Lecturer(s): Anton Zeilinger

In the seminar we will work on the foundations of quantum physics with particular emphasis on basic concepts and their relation to experiments. Recent developments will be discussed. An emphasis will be put on analysis and conceptual understanding of the essential phenomena.

When: Wednesday, 10:00 - 12:00

Where: IQOQI Besprechungsraum, Boltzmanngasse 3 (1090 Vienna)

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Seminar | Journal Club

Quantum Nanophysics I: Quantum Enhanced Precision Measurements (520009)

Lecturer(s): Markus Arndt

Atom interferometry for metrology and precision measurements, Molecule interferometry, Precision spectroscopy, Ion trap based precision experiments, Advances in clock physics

When: Tuesday, 13:30 - 15:00

Where: online

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Seminar

VCQ - Quantum Optics Seminar (520008)

Lecturer(s): Caslav Brukner, Markus Aspelmeyer

Introduction to experiments and theoretical approaches in modern quantum optics.

When: Monday, 17:00 - 18:30

Where: online

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Seminar | Journal Club

Modern topics in quantum information (520019)

Lecturer(s): Borivoje Dakic

Presentation and discussion on modern topics in quantum information.

When: Wednesday, 16:00 - 17:30

Where: 

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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